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"The Best News of All"?

Discussion in 'News Music & Voiceovers' started by NewsStar2, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. bixpchiphead

    bixpchiphead Weekend Anchor

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    Might I also add the guy who runs tcmedianow.com who seems to have many connections in the Twin Cities media.
     
  2. 8Viewer

    8Viewer Chief Meteorologist

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    Is the "1985" theme an update of "The Best News of All"?

    I noticed that the WQAD listing on the NMSA was incorrect as they were still using the '85 theme in 1990.
     
  3. cxd7346

    cxd7346 Assignment Editor

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    My guess is that is a mistake. That should all be one package with WQAD using it from 88-91.
     
  4. Ramona

    Ramona Fluffy Fox Girl
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    The NMSA progression is shot.

    It looks like in 1984 they did a logo change. The old logo is on the news van, the new one on the end tag:



    The fall of '84 would coincide with the launch of their "One Quad City" image from Peters:



    This was their set in the era:



    In 1986-88?, they used the WFTV mid-late-80s theme that I believe was done by Silvertree, and they got a new set:



    This farewell tape dated 1988 uses some of the same elements:

     
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  5. cxd7346

    cxd7346 Assignment Editor

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    Nice timeline! I have a recording somewhere of the promo WQAD rolled out in ‘78 when Des Moines Register purchased WQAD and re-branded WQAD as “Active 8” I will try to dig it up today. I must say, through the ‘80s WQAD rolled out very nice, unique promos and brand campaigns.
     
  6. cxd7346

    cxd7346 Assignment Editor

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    I know we are getting off topic...but just to add to your timeline as promised
    This is the theme I believe goes along with the “One Quad City” promo
    https://youtu.be/wWqbDp8mIG0

    Then to help fill in gaps, here is a promo from ‘78...working on uploading the full vocal promo soon
    https://youtu.be/quV_Hxi2qGI
     
  7. cxd7346

    cxd7346 Assignment Editor

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    And finally the ‘78 promo with vocals (you’ll have to scrub to 12:35)
     

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